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3.5 of 5 Lodge   |   Next to Kilamanjaro Airport | P. O. Box 11297, Arusha, Tanzania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014
JamesWolstencroft Arusha, Tanzania
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Dalfsen, The Netherlands
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We paid 120 EUR (hotel.com) for a room with two persons, including breakfast. It felt too expensive, otherwise nice place, good rooms, but just not the right price. The menu was limited and the quality of the food can be improved.

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The Villages, Florida
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Arriving at the Kio Lodge is an experience of 1000 pot holes. Our driver went in the ditch to avoid the pot holed road. The air conditioner is just for show it was cooler outside than in. Take a flash light with you in the shower just in case all the power in the Lodge goes out for 1 to... More

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moivarolodgescamps, Public Relations Manager at Kia Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Rick W, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at the Kia Lodge on Trip Advisor. We apologies that your stay at the Kia Lodge was below your expectations. In addition to the Air Conditioners at the lodge, we also provide standing fans that may be used inside the rooms when the AC proves to be... More

Arusha, Tanzania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

As always I'm looking at this lodge from the perspective of a naturalist. For the uninitiated I don't mean someone bent on naked sun-bathing, skinny dipping etc., rather someone who loves Nature - wildlife, biodiversity call it what you will. From this perspective KIA Lodge, beside Kilimanjaro, i.e. JRO International Airport, should be your first and last call in northern... More

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Menen, Belgium
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

we stayed one night before and after the safari in the kia lodge. it was only 3 min from the airport and we only heard the birds singing in the morning we were welcomed with a drink after midnight. we stayed in lodge number 41. the breakfast was served outsite.( group of 14 people) we could see the kilimanjaro from... More

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moivarolodgescamps, Public Relations Manager at Kia Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for staying with us and for writing this nice review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. With regards from The Moivaro Team. More

Toronto, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
5 hotel reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Only a 5 minute drive from the Kilimanjaro airport, the KIA Lodge is a perfect place to start your trip in Tanzania. While the distance from the airport may be too close for some, don't be fooled! The air traffic is far and few between and will not disturb your enjoyment of this wonderful lodge. Extremely peaceful and quite, the... More

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moivarolodgescamps, Public Relations Manager at Kia Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Runner JT, Thank you for your nice review of the Kia Lodge and for posting the same on Trip Advisor. It is true that while we are a 5 minutes drive from the Kilimanjaro International Airport, the lodge is very peaceful and quiet with fantastic views of Mount Kilimanjaro on clear days. Its great also that you enjoyed the... More

Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
13 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

After two 8 hr flights from the US: MSP-AMS-then JRO followed by a night arrival to a hot immigration wait at the airport, all we wanted was a bed and shower. Viola!--only a 5 minute drive from the airport gate is the KIA lodge. Helpful staff, Maasai guard escort to delightful round 'bandas' with good mosquito nets, AC, and hot... More

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moivarolodgescamps, Public Relations Manager at Kia Lodge, responded to this review

Dear John T, We want to give you a tremendous thank you for staying with us and for the great review! It sounds like you enjoyed the short distance to Kia Lodge after your long flight, our friendly team and the spectacular view of Mount Kilimanjaro from our pool area. We are glad that you had a wonderful and restful... More

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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83 reviews 83 reviews
29 hotel reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

I stayed here for one night due to arriving a day earlier than my group to climb Mt Kilimanjaro. I was advised by my tour operator not to travel at night in Tanzania on my own (advices also stated on FCO). The hotel is ideally situated next to the airport and offers a free shuttle bus service between the airport... More

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New York City, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

We stayed there for only one night. Our flight arrived late at KIA airport, so we were happy not to have to drive far. A very convenient place to start your trip. The best was to get our first view of Kilimandjaro when we woke up in the morning!

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moivarolodgescamps, Public Relations Manager at Kia Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Pierre, Thank you very much for your nice review of the Kia Lodge, we are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. On normal clear days, Mount Kilimanjaro is very visible, and most of our guests enjoy this scenic view and take lots of pictures to take home with them! what a lifetime treasure. We hope to host... More

Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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159 reviews 159 reviews
141 hotel reviews
251 helpful votes 251 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Not cheapest Lodge available but so convenient. Arriving on the later flights this is the place to stay. They offer a free pick up/drop off service to the Airport some ten minutes drive away. Comfortable clean rooms and pleasant staff. Good food and nice grounds to settle in to the Africa mood. Booking direct with Moivara was quick and simple... More

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

Stayed here on the way back from Kilimanjaro as I had an early flight. There's no need to stay for any reason other than the proximity to the airport but the pool is nice, the restaurant nice but uninspiring, and the staff friendly.

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Additional Information about Kia Lodge

Also Known As:
Kia Hotel
Kia Hotel Moshi
Address: Next to Kilamanjaro Airport | P. O. Box 11297, Arusha, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Arusha
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #38 of 68 Specialty lodging in Arusha
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Kia Lodge 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to KIA Lodge, ‘your door to Tanzania’ at less than 5 minutesdrive from Kilimanjaro International Airport. The lodge is situated on a secluded hill in the heart of beautiful savannah scenery that is so typical for East Africa. Guests can admire the vast views of the African plains and of course the grand Kilimanjaro Mountain that shows her snowy top mostly in the morning and at sundown.Because of its location, the KIA Lodge is an ideal safe haven for arriving and departing Tanzania,climbing the Kilimanjaro or traveling on to the northern safari destinations. The friendly service, Zanzibar style reception, typical African decorations, and tropical restaurant offer a warm welcome to into the Tanzanian culture. Drink a Kilimanjaro beer in the open bar, enjoy over a hundred species of birds in the savannah garden, or relax at our hilltop swimming pool with great views of Mt Kilimanjaro, Mt Meru, the Blue Mountains and the Maasai plains all around.At KIA lodge we will ensure that you are looked after in a unique friendly and peaceful environment, helping you to prepare for your safaris or climbs and cosseting you on your arrival or return home. With our beautiful gardens we can honestly boast the fact that we are not just an airport hotel but also a true lodge where you can immediately get a real taste of Africa! ... more   less 
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